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march 2018

On Health Equity, Hope and Holding onto Our Motivations

By Annie Le, MPH | MD Candidate, Class of 2019 | UC Riverside School of Medicine



In late 2017, UC Riverside’s Family Medicine Interest Group invited Dr. Braveman, Director of UCSF’s Center on Social Disparities in Health, to give a talk titled, Taking Action Against Health Disparities. In Dr. Braveman’s sweeping lecture, she reviewed conceptual models that illuminated the health implications of disparate access to education, employment and housing – and what it means to move upstream from the walls of the clinic and hospital. “You’re going to be an advocate to tell moving stories of what you see as a physician and the consequences of not addressing these issues.”


Grab Your Seat at This Weekend's Leadership Workshop!

Only a few spots left!

At this year’s All Member Advocacy Meeting, we're hosting a special leadership workshop just for medical students and residents - and only a few seats are left. RSVP today to secure your spot and continue your leadership journey!


get ready to spark a conversation

SPARK is CAFP’s new members-only, online platform where students and residents have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers about medical school issues, selecting the right residency, work-life balance and beginning your first practice. SPARK will give you the opportunity to develop professional and personal relationships to guide you through your education, training and beyond.

FREE Event: UC Riverside Annual Primary Care Summit

On Saturday, March 17, UCR’s Family Medicine Interest Group will be hosting its Second Annual Primary Care Conference! Meet with local residents and physicians to gain hands-on experience with commonly used procedures, learn what primary care has to offer and prepare for residency applications. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


To All MS4s: We Wish You a Very Happy Match Day

...And look forward to working with you as family medicine residents!

Call for Applications: 2018 Student Research Grant

The CAFP Foundation is currently seeking submissions for original and innovative clinical research proposals in family medicine. The Student Research Grant Program gives students the opportunity to work with a practicing or academic family physician to conduct clinical or educational research. Jointly funded through the CAFP and AAFP Foundations, the goal of the Student Research Grant Program is to offer California medical students the opportunity to research contemporary issues in family medicine. The CAFP-Foundation provides two grants in the amount of $2,500. Find out more details and access the application. Applications are due Friday, May 25, 2018.

  • Registration now open for the 2018 STFM Annual Spring Conference
  • AAFP Resident Service Award - AAFP is offering a $16,500 Service Award to first-year and second-year family medicine residents to address health disparities of the underserved in their local communities. Deadline is March 15.
  • Call for Poster Presentations at the 2018 STFM Conference on Practice Improvement. A new submission category provides an opportunity for residents and students to display in progress or completed projects that improve clinical or academic practice. Due April 16, 2018.
  • Know your leaders: AAFP Launches New Medical Student and Resident Online Leadership Directory.
  • Connect with family physician employers from across the nation during the AAFP CareerLink Virtual Career Fair on March 28, 2018. This event directly connects you to employers with available career opportunities for family physicians – from the comfort of your home or office.
  • Apply for the AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education. This award recognizes outstanding family medicine residents for leadership, civic involvement, exemplary patient care and aptitude for and interest in family medicine. Deadline is April 6, 2018.
  • State Loan Repayment Program Applications Open: The California State Loan Repayment Program helps physicians repay educational loans if they provide primary health care in a federally designated Health Professional Shortage Area. Recipients must commit to a two-year full-time or four-year half-time service agreement at a Certified Eligible Site that is willing to match the state award amount. Grant recipients are eligible to receive up to $50,000. Please visit CalREACH for more information. The application closes on March 30, 2018.
  • New Family Medicine Residency Programs: check out Kaiser San Jose and Kaiser Santa Rosa launching in July 2018.

ONe-Liners and Quick Hits

How a rotation far from home helped me appreciate community - AAFP

  • Why are hospital gowns still so bad - STAT
  • Pediatrics group recommends depression screening for adolescents - NPR
  • A California City’s Plan to Turn Indebted Millennials Into Local Doctors - Politico
  • Don’t ignore a colleague having problems with burnout - Modern Medicine Network
  • Evaluation and Management Service Documentation Provided By Students - CMS
  • Webinar March 19: medical student wellness and creating a healthy culture - AMA

March 10-12, 2018 | 2018 CAFP’s All Member Advocacy Meeting in Sacramento.
March 28, 2018 | Free AAFP CareerLink Virtual Career Fair at 1pm PST.
April 6, 2018 | Deadline for AAFP Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education
April 13-15, 2018 | CAFP’s 2018 Family Medicine Clinical Forum in Monterey, CA.
April 18-21, 2018 | The first-ever Family Physician Health and Well-being Conference in Naples, FL.
April 26-28, 2018 | AAFP Leadership Conference in Kansas City, MO
April 30 - May 2, 2018 | Nutrition & Health Conference in Boston, MA
May 10-14, 2018 | Chief Resident Leadership Development Program in Kansas City, MO
May 21-22, 2018 | Family Medicine Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC
May 25, 2018 | Student Research Grant Application due.
July 16-17, 2018 | Healthy Aging Summit in Washington, DC.
August 2-4, 2018 | National Conference of FM Residents and Students in Kansas City, MO
September 12-15, 2018 | AAFP Global Health Workshop in Jacksonville, FL
October 9-13, 2018 | Family Medicine Experience (FMX) in New Orleans, LA